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Dishwasher benefits: 7 reasons why you should get one

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Getting a dishwasher is not just an excuse for not wanting to do the dishes. While it does significantly save you from cleaning duty, a dishwasher lets you achieve outstanding and hygienic cleaning results, with less energy and water compared to hand washing.


This article discusses dishwasher benefits, special dishwasher functions, and explains how to choose a suitable model for your household.

1. More time efficient


What if you gain back the time you lost from hand washing dishes? A dishwasher can significantly make post-meal cleanup effortless, so you have more time with your family or your hobbies.


Simply scrape off the food bits, load, and let the dishwasher do the washing until the drying. Cycle duration can even be adjusted to suit your schedule so you can unload when you can.

2. Save on utility bills


Using a dishwasher is actually more economical than hand washing. Experts have found that hand washing typically uses about 2.2 gallons of water every minute, whereas a dishwasher only uses about one and a half to five gallons — for the whole cycle.


Modern automatic dish washing machines also allow you to reduce your energy consumption, especially those with good energy efficiency ratings.

Save on utility bills

3. Lower environmental impact


Saving water and energy is another benefit of using dishwasher. With a dishwashing machine, you can significantly reduce your carbon footprint. This means you reduce the amount of energy used to treat, heat, and distribute your washing water.


You also divert more water to animal habitats and ecosystems, keeping the environment healthy.

Lower environmental impact

4. Superior cleaning performance


A dishwasher can clean dishes just as well as hand washing. Whether greasy plastic containers or a rice cooker pot with hardened rice, items are thoroughly washed for spotless, squeaky-clean results — without pre-rinsing or scrubbing.


Wash with confidence with the Electrolux UltimateCare 900 Dishwasher with SatelliteClean. All parts of your kitchenware, even hard-to-reach areas, are sprayed by multiple double rotation water jets. For maximum coverage, the jets continuously change their angle, shooting soap and water from all directions so no corner is left untouched.
  • Extended space for cleaning long & bulky items
  • GlassCare System ensures no cracks, breakage or watermarks
  • Water sensor detects dirt level & adjusts water consumption

5. More hygienic


Hand washing isn’t actually enough to remove disease-causing bacteria. Dishes have to be washed with very hot water (65°C) for five minutes to effectively sanitise them, which can burn your hands.


With dishwashers, you’re assured a deeper clean, and peace of mind, especially if you have toddlers or family members with allergies. Ensuring better hygiene is one of the most important dishwasher benefits.


>>> Related article: How to use a dishwashing machine

6. A clutter-free kitchen


One of the advantages of dishwasher is to keep your sink and countertop mess-free, without any piles of plates in sight. Simply place dishes inside the dishwasher, and close.


The dishwasher serves as a hiding nook for when you can’t attend to the dishes yet, maintaining the tidiness of your kitchen even as you entertain guests or become occupied with work.

7. Softer hands


Your hands can become rough, dry, and itchy as they are constantly exposed to detergent and hot water. With a dishwasher, washing and scrubbing will be things of the past, giving you smoother and softer hands. There’s also less risk for injury when handling slippery dishes.

Verdict: Should I get a dishwasher?


With all the dishwasher benefits discussed, it’s an absolutely yes. Providing better performance, hygiene, and convenience, a dishwasher is a total game changer for all households, whether you’re a family or you live alone. And it goes beyond cleaning. From your habits to your carbon footprint, it can positively impact your whole lifestyle.


Check out our Dishwasher buying guide to find more helpful tips on how to choose the right dish washing machine for your kitchen or take home an Electrolux dishwasher to elevate your everyday cleaning. Equipped with the following latest technologies, Electrolux freestanding and built-in dishwashers make post-meal clean-up so effortless that it doesn’t feel like a chore:

  • ComfortLift Technology: A mechanism that lets you easily lift the lower basket, so you don’t need to strain your back when loading and unloading heavy pots and pans.
  • MaxiFlex Drawer: A top rack dedicated for utensils and cutlery, even for oversized ones. Customise dividers to suit your load and give every tool the best clean possible.
  • SatelliteClean: Multiple water jets that shoot water in every direction and every angle, ensuring maximum coverage and thoroughly cleaning every inch of all your items, even hard-to-reach areas.
  • AirDry for 3x better drying performance*.
  • Delay start of the program to suit your schedule.
  • FlexiShelves keep your cups safe in the wash.
  • SatelliteClean reaches all items with water jets.
  • AirDry for 3x better drying performance*.
  • MyFavourite remembers your favourite cycle.
  • SoftSpike rubber supports keep your delicate glasses standing safely upright.
  • AirDry technology uses natural airflow to finish the drying.
  • XXL tub holds 15 place settings

FAQs about dishwashers

  • What is the main use of a dishwasher?
    A dishwasher mainly functions to wash dirty plates, utensils, glassware, and cookware for low-effort cleaning. Items are loaded inside, then sprayed with warm water and detergent, rinsed, and dried.
  • Is it okay to use a dishwasher every day?
    A dishwasher can be used daily for everyday cleaning convenience. Just make sure to run it on full load for more water and energy efficiency. Some models have a half load setting, so you won’t need to wait until the evening or the next day to wash your dishes.
  • Can a dishwasher remove all bacteria?
    Apart from its regular cycle, a dishwasher needs to have a special sanitising programme to effectively sterilise dishware. Water temperature here needs to reach over 65°C, and items should be washed for at least five minutes.
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